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Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc. Invermay Park, Victoria

Returned & Services League of Australia, Victorian Sub-Branch. We hold wartime memorabilia covering all theatres of war. The Ballarat RSL is functioning as a traditional Sub Branch situated on the outskirts of Ballarat, just a 6 minute drive from the CBD. The RSL is a part of 'Midlands - Ballarat RSL Sports and Services Club' which offers full Bar/Bistro/Gaming services as well as an 18 hole golf course and lawn bowls. Our sole responsibility is the welfare/social interaction of our members.

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330 Heinz Lane Invermay Park Victoria 3350 (map)
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+61 03 5332 3300

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Photograph - Portrait

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

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This object relates to John Leonard GROAT. He was born on 1/02/1897 in Ballarat, VIC. John Leonard served in the AIF (12458) enlisting on, 21/10/1915 in Ballarat, VIC before being killed in action on duties with the 10th FLD AMBUL as a Army Non-Commissioned Lance Corporal / Lance Bombardier (LCPL/LBDR) on 16/10/1917. John Leonard GROAT was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Frederick Thomas GROAT (Father). John Groat was awarded the British War Medal, Victory Medal, British Military Medal GV.

Badge - "The First RSL Badge - The Returned & Servies League Commemorative Lapel Badge Circa 1919-1926" in cover

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Map - Japanese

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Commemorative Scroll - Framed - J E Mann RAN

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Africa Star

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

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This object relates to A F HANSEN. A F served in the NZ Armed Forces (26596) before being discharged from duties with the NZ FORCES as a Army Non-Commissioned Gunner (GNR) . A F HANSEN was not a prisoner of war. A F Hansen was awarded the Africa Star, 1939-1945 Star, War Medal 1939-1945, NZ War Service Medal 1939-1945.

Photograph - Framed Sir Albert Coates

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Certificate - Framed "Instrument of Surrender"

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Lithographic Copy

Machete & Leather Scabbard

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Gurkha's

Photograph - HMAS Australia

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Deck of Cards

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

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This object relates to William MANSFIELD. He was born on 27/03/1902 in Ballarat, VIC. William served in the Army (VX39853) enlisting on, 24/02/1941 in Albert Park, VIC before being discharged from duties with the 4 AUST RES MOTOR TRNSPRT COY as a Army Non-Commissioned DVR (GNR) on 14/12/1945. William MANSFIELD was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Clarice MANSFIELD. William Mansfield was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, Australia Service Medal 1939-1946, Australian Defence Medal, Pacific Star, War Medal 1939-1945.

Victory Medal

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

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This object relates to Arthur Ernest BLAKE. He was born on 1/01/1896 in Clunes, VIC. Arthur Ernest served in the Army (3724) enlisting on, 08/08/1915 in Boulder, WA before being discharged from duties with the 12 REINFORCEMENTS/11 BATT as a Army Non-Commissioned Private (PTE) on 03/06/1919. His next of kin is Emma KIPPS. Arthur Ernest BLAKE was not a prisoner of war. Arthur Blake was awarded the 1914 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.

British War Medal 1914-20

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

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W B MARTIN was born on 1/01/1901. He served as Captain and was not a prisoner of war. W B Martin was awarded the British War Medal.

Newspaper Souvenir - "Herald Sun" 'Weekend' April 29, 1995

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Inscriptions & Markings

"Letters Home from World War II" liftout

Untitled

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Issued to H F H Lyons

Australia Service Medal 1939-1946

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Blue Velvet Display Tray "WW2 Service Medals" & "WW1"

Historical information

This object relates to William MANSFIELD. He was born on 27/03/1902 in Ballarat, VIC. William served in the Army (VX39853) enlisting on, 24/02/1941 in Albert Park, VIC before being discharged from duties with the 4 AUST RES MOTOR TRNSPRT COY as a Army Non-Commissioned DVR (GNR) on 14/12/1945. William MANSFIELD was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Clarice MANSFIELD. William Mansfield was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, Australia Service Medal 1939-1946, Australian Defence Medal, Pacific Star, War Medal 1939-1945.

Spoon - ANZAC Day 1999 in case

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Book - "Tobruk Veterans' 39th Commemoration Dinner 1941-1980

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Epaulettes - x 2 - Captain (Khaki)

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

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This object relates to Dawn Pope (F3207460). Dawn Pope was not a prisoner of war.

Folder - War Memorials Ballarat

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Memorials - Boer War; Arch of Victory & Avenue of Honour; Memorial Cairn & Cross of Remembrance; Rotunda & Roll of Honour WWI; Memorial Wall; Cenotaph; South-East Asia; Australian Ex-POW

Shield - Chinese Allied Ships

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Photograph - ANZAC Day 1997

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Jim WALLACE & grandson, Christopher WALLACE

Lamp Signalling Type B in wooden box

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Paintings - Set of 6 WW1

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Inscriptions & Markings

"1914 - Joined Up" "1915 - Smartened Up" "1916 - Loaded Up" "1917 - Blown Up" "1918 - Patched Up" "1919 - Finished Up"

Display Case - with glass

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

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This object relates to Edward Gerald CAMPION. He was born on 30/10/1924 in Liverpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND. Edward Gerald served in the RAN (R40903) enlisting on, 31/08/1951 in Auburn, VIC before being discharged from duties with the HMAS SYDNEY as a on 22/02/1952. Edward Gerald CAMPION was a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Josephine CAMPION (Mother). Edward Campion was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, Australian Active Service Medal 1945-1975, Defence Medal, France and Germany Star, Korea Medal, UN Medal for Korea, War Medal 1939-1945.

Inscriptions & Markings

Engraved plaque - "Edward Gerald CAMPION R40903 RAN 1950 - 1956 Set of Medals Korean War Medallion in cover 55th Anniversary Medallion - Debarkment of Normandy 1944-1999 Buttons x 2 Returned from Active Service badge Ribbon bar

Folder - Sixth Field Company

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Pictures of Interest

Folder - Service Discharge Records WW1 O-W

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Souvenir Coasters - x 3

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Historical information

This object relates to Dawn Pope (F3207460). Dawn Pope was not a prisoner of war.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Australia Remembers - 1945 - 1995"

Certicate of Discharge - NZ Merchant Navy (2)

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Discharged from T3MV TOFUA 23/5/1966 Discharged from MV KURUTAI 20/6/1966

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This object relates to Charles Ben French. He was born on 17 November 1904 in Melbourne, Victoria. Charles French served in the NZ Merchant Navy as a Merch. Navy Non-Commissioned Baker (BAKER). He was not taken as a prisoner of war.

Dog Tags

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

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This object relates to Kenneth John DAVEY. He was born on 02/03/1916 in Ballarat, VIC. Kenneth John served in the Army (VX131150) enlisting on, 02/01/1943 in Glenferrie, VIC before being discharged from duties with the 2 FLD RGMNT as a Army Non-Commissioned Private (PTE) on 04/01/1946. Kenneth Davey was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, Australia Service Medal 1939-1946, Pacific Star, War Medal 1939-1945. Kenneth John DAVEY was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Betty DAVEY

Plaque - HMAS Ballarat Crest (wooden)

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Inscriptions & Markings

"To Naval & Marine Corps Museum, GPO Box 394, Sydney. 12.2.76 From Alfred Dudley BARLING 25 April 1976. To The City of Ballarat"

Wallet (with address book)

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

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This object relates to Herbert Swain GREENING. He was born on 1/01/1891 in Ballarat, VIC. Herbert Swain served in the AIF (3292) enlisting on, 13/07/1915 in Ballarat, VIC before being discharged from duties with the 5 BATTALION as a Army Non-Commissioned Private (PTE) on 15/02/1918. Herbert Swain GREENING was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Mrs. M. Greening - Mother. Herbert Greening was awarded the 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Badge - AIF Returned from Active Service

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Badge No = AF122706

Leave or Duty Ration Book (Soldier or Sailor)

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

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This object relates to Bernard HUSSEY. He was born on 15/05/1892 in Skipton, VIC. Bernard served in the Army (V92122) enlisting on, 24/03/1941 in Preston, VIC before being discharged from duties with the STH COMMAND WKSPS as a Army Non-Commissioned Corporal / Bombardier (CPL/LBDR) on 25/06/1946. Bernard HUSSEY was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Mary HUSSEY.

Inscriptions & Markings

Serial No. L21, No. 216527

British War Medal 1914-20

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

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This object relates to Ian Ernest STADUS. He was born on 09/11/1922 in Dimboola, VIC. Ian Ernest served in the RAN Reserve (PM3734) enlisting on, 15/10/1941 before being discharged from duties with the HMAS Lonsdale on 21/02/1946. Ian Ernest STADUS was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Bessie Agnes STADUS (mother). Ian Ernest Stadus was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, Australian Service Medal 1945-1975, Defence Medal, Pacific Star, War Medal 1939-1945.

Dead Man's Penny

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

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This object relates to Leslie KOPPLEMAN. He was born on 1/01/1895 in Hobart, TAS. Leslie served in the AIF (5737) enlisting on, 03/04/1916 in Hobart, TAS before being discharged from duties with the 12th BATTN 3rd BRIG as a Army Non-Commissioned Private (PTE) on 25/12/1917. Leslie KOPPLEMAN was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Millie KOPPLEMAN (Wife).

Badge - Merchant Navy

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Badge Collection (assorted)

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Folder - Photographs RSL ANZAC Day

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Pay Book - Soldier's Service

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

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This object relates to Leslie Cecil LEWIS. He was born on 1/04/1889 in Mount Gambier, SA. Leslie Cecil served in the Army (3892) enlisting on, 03/08/1917 in Newport, VIC before being kiled in action on duties with the 10 FAB late 4th LHR as a Army Non-Commissioned DVR (GNR) on 13/10/2018. Leslie Cecil LEWIS was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Sarah Elizabeth LEWIS - Wife. Leslie Lewis was awarded the Victory Medal, British War Medal.

Inscriptions & Markings

BRITISH ARMY

Book - "Mines and Booby traps used by the Viet Cong in South Vietnam"

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Folder - Photographs & Poem

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Photos, pictures, documents etc.

Folder - Women at Home and at War

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Newspaper Clippings, Letters, Cards Etc.

Wine Glass x 2 "21st Anniversary National Servicemen's Association"

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Photograph - Framed

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

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This object relates to James Robert SMART. He was born on 26/01/1921 in Lake Boga, VIC. James Robert served in the RAAF (19007) enlisting on, 30/05/1940 in Warracknabeal, VIC before being discharged from duties with the 1 PERSONNEL DEPOT as a RAAF Commissioned Flying Officer (FLGOFF) on 15/02/1946. James Smart was awarded the Australia Service Medal 1939-1946, Australian Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-1945. James Robert SMART was not a prisoner of war.

Notification - Report for Medical Examination

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

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This object relates to Leslie James FIMMEL. He was born on 19/01/1922 in Warracknabeal, VIC. Leslie James served in the Army (V225108) enlisting on, 05/11/1941 in Warracknabeal, VIC before being discharged from duties with the 7 AUST INF BATTN as a Army Non-Commissioned Private (PTE) on 19/06/1946. Leslie James FIMMEL was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is A FIMMEL.

Bladder Flotation - US Type 2

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Australia Service Medal 1939-1946

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

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This object relates to Charles Forrester BETHUNE. He was born on 23/03/1917 in Garden Vale, VIC. Charles Forrester served in the ARMY (VX48411) enlisting on, 09/08/1940 in Armadale, VIC before being discharged (on death) from duties with the 2/22 AUST INF BATTALION as a Army Non-Commissioned Private (PTE) on 01/07/1942. Charles Forrester BETHUNE was a prisoner of war. Date of death, 1/7/1942. His next of kin is M BETHUNE. Charles Bethune was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, Australia Service Medal 1939-1946, Pacific Star, War Medal 1939-1945.

Sword & Ornate Brass Scabbard

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Star of David Lion's Head handle With cord

War Medal 1939-1945

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

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This object relates to Sydney William KENNEDY. He was born on 06/03/1923 in Echuca, VIC. Sydney William served in the Army (VX116590) enlisting on, 20/09/1942 in Echuca East, VIC before being discharged from duties with the 0 AUST HEAVY BATTERY as a Army Non-Commissioned Gunner (GNR) on 26/06/1946. Sydney William KENNEDY was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Louisa KENNEDY. Sydney Kennedy was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, Australia Service Medal 1939-1946, Pacific Star, War Medal 1939-1945.

Picture - Framed WW1 equipment

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Recruiting poster of "Some Types of HM Army"